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The Raj Restaurant - CLOSED

85-91 Henderson Street, Edinburgh EH6 6ED, Scotland
+44 131 553 3980
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible20%
Jan 17, 2017
“great restaurant in new location (Blackhall, edinburgh)”
Aug 11, 2017
“Fantastic food and fantastic service ! (But it's in Blackhall in Edinburgh not Leith)”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85-91 Henderson Street, Edinburgh EH6 6ED, Scotland
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11 - 20 of 79 reviews

Reviewed March 5, 2014

Delivery times are quite long but worth the wait, staff are always so attentive and polite. Only down side was the onions were a bit brown.

Thank JoanMS58
Reviewed January 20, 2014

I can't really rave about this place but I also can't say it was bad either. The food was good and tasty, the surroundings are very pleasant and a great view over the old docks. I have to say that the waitress who took my...More

3  Thank Peter H
Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

We've been ordinary food from The Raj for years now and touted it to our mates as the best curry house in the city. Until now. The last couple of orders have been really awful. Bland, soupy curries, wet, unseasoned rice. Below bog standard. At...More

1  Thank simplekid425
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Over the last few months I have ordered regularly from The Raj Restaurant as they are local and usually pretty good - although the last few times something has been missed from my order but I've ignored that because they are pretty speedy! I don't...More

3  Thank annie_christine
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Over the last 10 years I have ordered from the raj and it has always been ok, for a curry in a hurry, however tonight was the final straw for the raj, after they Finally took my order my curry finally arrived - it only...More

2  Thank Jeanette C
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Food was excellent and service great did not hang around the table and left us to chat I was meeting friends and they too enjoyed the meal The chilli sauce that came with poppadums was lovely as was the Lamb served with peas ant tomato...More

Thank Sharonrit
Reviewed October 1, 2013

My wife and I live in the area and have walked past 'The Raj' many times without actually trying it. Last Friday we decided to give it a go. The food is good, very tasty and very enjoyable. What is not good are the delivery...More

1  Thank Wardyward5
Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is a restaurant I frequent often, For good reason. I lunch here as often as time allows. The food is excellent and superb value. The staff the friendliest I have come across. It is a place you can enjoy time in without wishing to...More

4  Thank Leith_Forever
Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance when we were in Edinburgh on a day out. Couldn't fault anything. Was very clean, amazing food and very quick service. Would definitely return

2  Thank Kayleigh L
Reviewed September 17, 2013

As recommended by a friend I order a takeout as they do a deal which is explained on the phone with some items having a couple of quid extra ie for prawn dishes but it was totally worth it. The prawns were massive and the...More

1  Thank Edinburghdi_cat
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$20 - $26
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85-91 Henderson Street, Edinburgh EH6 6ED, Scotland (Formerly Raj on the Shore)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 553 3980
  • E-mail
A quirky, popular Indian restaurant near the Britannia Yacht and overlooking the Shore at Leith, Edinburgh's historic seaport. The Raj theme extends from the soldier figurines and British flag behind the exotic blue bar to the predominantly Bangladeshi/North Indian menu. Appropriately for the location, there's a selection of Goan and seafood specialties. Among the best house specials are a gorgeous amere murgh; chicken cooked with fresh mango and mild spices, finished with cream and flaked almonds, and aromatic chicken. The latter is one of 14 dishes created by winners of the International Indian Chef of the Year, an annual cook-off organised by Raj's entrepreneurial owner, Tommy Miah. A weekday business crowd gives way to families and friends on Saturdays and Sundays. A place to go with friends more than a loved one.
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